Because of the training I received in Moose Pass several years ago I knew immediately what had happened in NY. I have talked to many pilots since then and have been surprised how few of them have any concept of how to fly in a canyon type environment and what effect the wind would have their ability to turn. I fly a Cirrus and had it in the NC mountains this weekend. Thanks to you guys I was hugging the mountain on the side with the up draft with plenty of room to turn.
I also have a seaplane (the Searey) which I keep at my home on Lake Norman in NC and I fly it at lest several times a week. Its a little different then floats but I constantly rely on the techniques and procedures you guys taught me.